“Saving Zimbabwe” available in the UK

JOHANNESBURG - The book Saving Zimbabwe; Life, Death & Hope in Africa authored by Zimbabwean writer and humanitarian, Bob Scott, has finally been released in the United Kingdom, after a delay of close to two months.

The writer recently told The Zimbabwean that his book, which was supposed to be available on the UK shops on July 6, eventually made it there on September 30, due to some technical delays.

The book is being distributed by New Holland Publishing – an international book publisher, head-quartered in South Africa and with offices in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand .

I am glad that the book has finally been made available in the UK, something that the publishers have confirmed to me, said Scott.

It was originally supposed to go on sale in July but was delayed when the books never made the ship from South Africa to the UK. It then got into the stores and various websites at the end of September.

Saving Zimbabwe is a gripping story about group of extraordinary black and white Zimbabweans who lived together to form The Community of Reconciliation.

They chose love over hate and integration over segregation, believed in harmony over discord and that loving your former enemies was a higher way of life. Against all odds, they succeeded in transforming a region of the nation into a life-giving community.

By example, they demonstrated that the course of Zimbabwe could be changed, and provided a working model for the road ahead but tragically, on November 25 1987, the 16 white members of the Community made the ultimate sacrifice and were martyred, their killers thinking that they were liberating their people, but this drove the black community back under the oppressive forces of poverty.

In 2007, Scott decided it was time the world learned of this extraordinary group of people and their vision for a different Zimbabwe.

In conjunction with the release of his book “Saving Zimbabwe: Life, Death & Hope in Africa”, American-based Scott formed Compassionate Justice International (CJI) as a practical and tangible way of helping Zimbabwe’s oppressed poor.

The organizations first project launch was a medical supplies initiative called “Compassionate Hands, which saw CJI send a 40ft shipping container full of US$550,000 of medical supplies that were distributed to faith-based hospitals serving people in Zimbabwes largely poor rural areas.

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